My great-grandfather smoked a pipe. So, when he mentioned it, I realized it really did smell like pipe tobacco. The chef told me that the story is that if you smell smoke, you can look in the window and you'll see the ghost’s reflection, sitting in a chair and smoking his pipe. Some say it’s the ghost of Captain Rodden S. Harrison, the hotel’s first manager, who often enjoyed an after-dinner smoke."
The next night, the audit rolls. Here we go again. I have to walk through this dining room at 3 a.m. Nobody in the hotel. It's dark, and it’s scary. So I leave the front desk, I walk through the lobby, and then I begin through the dining room. And there it is — I smell the smoke. I stop and the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.
I put my hand over my eyes and I beelined it through that dining room. Because I did not want to look into the window to see the reflection. After that, I walked outside and around the building to get to the employee dining room. I refused to walk through the building for the rest of the season.
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